Introducing the ultimate cinematography textbook

Cinematography - 2nd Edition

The definitive academic textbook designed to guide students through the art, craft, and technique of modern cinematography.

Enhance your curriculum with Cinematography – 2nd Edition, a comprehensive, lavishly-illustrated textbook that guides students through the tools, techniques, and artistry of modern cinematography.

Skillfully written by Emmy-winning cinematographer Jason Tomaric, Cinematography – 2nd Edition links theory with real-world application in an easy-to-read, thorough textbook that works independently or in concert with the FilmSkills online curriculum. 

  • Paperback
  • 656 pages
  • 7.5 x 1.48 x 9.25 inches
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 979-8878942713

"It's difficult to think of a step in the process that Tomaric fails to address."

– American Cinematographer Magazine

The perfect classroom companion to the FilmSkills Academic online curriculum

Chapter 1 – Cinematography


Components of Cinematography

  • Camera Placement
  • Lens Selection
  • Movement
  • Composition
  • Lighting
  • Exposure

Prepping a Project

  • Analyzing the Script
  • Discuss with the Director
  • Defining Each Scene
  • Determining the Cinematic Style Shooting and Delivery Requirements
  • Shotlists and Pre-Visualization
  • Locations
  • Equipment
  • Crew
  • Shooting Schedule

The Crew

  • The Camera Department
  • Camera Operator
  • 1st Assistant Camera
  • 2nd Assistant Camera
  • The Electric Department
  • The Gaffer
  • Best Boy Electric
  • Electricians
  • The Grip Department
  • Key Grip
  • Best Boy
  • Grips
  • Dolly Grip